Bruce died Jan. 9, 2024, in Goldsboro, N.C., of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was a world-renowned and widely admired radiologist.

He grew up in Miami, where his father managed a South Beach hotel, and graduated from Miami Beach High School. At Princeton, Bruce was active on the Undergraduate Schools Committee and was athletics chair at Tower Club. Known as one of the better billiards players on the Street, he led Tower to the IAA championship in our senior year.

Bruce graduated from the University of Rochester medical school, was a clinician and researcher at the University of Arizona, then was a Pew fellow at RAND in health policy. In 1992, he became chairman of radiology at UVA, where he was chosen by his peers as head of the UVA physicians’ corporation. Awarded every major radiology honor in the United States and abroad, he was the founding editor of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Remembered for his vision, brilliance, and creativity, Bruce was a published author of short stories and creative nonfiction. A valued PICS board member, he also was a ’69 mentor to Jordan Salama ’19, author of Every Day the River Changes, the required Pre-read for freshmen who entered with the Class of 2026.

Bruce was an avid golfer, fly fisherman, and all-around athlete until he was struck down by Parkinson’s. He attended Reunions when he could and watched every televised Tiger game until right before his death. He is greatly missed by his wife, Pamela Wexler; son Aaron and his wife Morgan; his brother Jeff and his wife, Stephanie; and by his many friends.

Undergraduate Class of 1969